Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Home-A-Rama 2015

Touring homes, new and old, provides inspiration for me to spruce up our home. I recently enjoyed touring five newly built homes that were highlighted in a local home show called Home-A-Rama. It was put on by the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) in the beautiful neighborhood of Sagamore in Noblesville, Indiana. All of the homes back up to the Jack Nicholas Signature Golf Course. I'll show you the homes with a collage of my favorite photos of each home. I'll conclude with four decorating ideas I saw during the tour that have inspired me to perhaps use at our home. 

Home #1

A common theme of the homes is an open concept. There are no walls separating the living/great room areas from the kitchen and dining room. The earthy color scheme in this wonderful home is neutral and elegant. Note the ceilings are a darker shade than the walls.

Home #2

More neutral colors here with an amazing basement, bottom photo on the right. The basement ceiling rafters were painted in a metallic color which adds a neat feature to the room.

Home #3

I found it quite interesting to see how the aqua color theme is carried throughout this gorgeous home, from walls, to floors, to furniture to accent pieces.

Home #4

This lovely home has accents of yellow throughout.

Home #5

This fabulous home has elegant neutrals, an amazing basement and back porch living space.

As I mentioned above, here are some decorating ideas I saw that I may want to incorporate in our home. Using a wheel to attach papers of interest with clothespins; this framed sneakers print makes me want to create a mixed media piece with book pages in the background (this reminds me of our son who had a vast collection of sneakers); a collection of glass bottles in an elongated wooden box; using a mason jar as a photo frame.

Have you been to a home show this year? Does touring homes inspire you?


  1. I don't go to home shows so it was fun to go on this one with you.

    I am always amazed at how much more property one gets with a house in the midwest than in California. All of our houses are so close together.

  2. Patty, I liked the porch of number 3. Thank you for showing us the homes and all the things you liked about the d├ęcor. I liked those ideas too. So clever. You know, just about anything goes, if done tastefully. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  3. Hi Patty, This was a fun post! I remember when you first began blogging you talked about and showed several homes you have lived in, and you had some LOVELY homes. You have moved a lot; I have been married 39 years and have lived in 2 apartments and 2 homes - that's it! Different strokes for different folks, right? Hugs, Beth

  4. Beautiful homes!!! My friend Bev and I love doing this at least once a year. It does keep you up to date with home colors and decor ideas! I think #1 is my style.

  5. Hello from Spain: awesome houses. I love your country houses because they are very large house. I live in a house but do not have much grass field. The houses in my country have gates. I love the decorative proposals. I am all the time making decorating changes. I liked your proposals. Keep in touch

  6. Not yet, love House#3 exterior but love #5's interior and #1s the most!

  7. Love the exterior of these homes! They are quite different from our all brick houses here in Texas.


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